Okay, I told you I am a sucker for Valentine's Day. Last night I made a heart bunting with paper doilies and some lovely sequined, pink yarn that I crocheted into a chain. I pinned it up over the bed with silver map pins, and it is pretty glorious in a homemade Valentine-y way.
I have started making a menu for Valentine's dinner. I'll share it later in the week, along with a recipe or two. I'll likely make salmon carpaccio with watercress tossed in olive oil, garlic, and lemon on top of a bed of orzo. Oh, and homemade bread to sop up the dressing. For an appetizer, I'm thinking red peppadews (because they look like little hearts), stuffed with Neal's Yard Dairy stilton.
Dessert will be a surprise. I'll share that recipe, too. It will most certainly involve chocolate. In my heart and mind, chocolate=love.